Liverpool are on a roll. The Reds have won 4 out of the last 5 Premier League games, and await Sarri’s Chelsea at Anfield for the next.
There was a season under Brendan Rodgers when Liverpool were on their way to win the Premier League. At Anfield the Reds hosted Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. What happened in that game was a heartbreak that every Liverpool fan wants to forget.
Now, Liverpool are on a title hunt again after that season. Again, we host Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp would like to assure us that this is a different team than the one where Steven Gerrard slipped.
However, Chelsea bring to veterans of that win to Anfield again. In separate interviews, both of them want to remind us of that match and their intentions: to spoil Liverpool’s party. It is time we give them a good answer, but before that, here’s what they say:
“When we went there they had the party nearly ready because they were smashing every team at Anfield.”
“We arrived with a very clear idea and we played the game we had to. To beat that team was a very important win for the club. Hopefully we can replicate it on Sunday.”
“But It is not about frustrating Liverpool, it is about playing our game. We know they are fighting for the title, but for us every point is vital to finish in the top four. We need to keep the solidity we have shown in the last few games, and defend well. We have proved ourselves already at Anfield this season.
“Whatever you did in the past is nice – but we have to prove ourselves again on Sunday.”
“Sunday will be a very, very big game, and a very exciting game,”. “We are ready to play this game and we are excited.
“We have targets in the Premier League and in the Europa League. Our target in the Premier League is to stay in the top four, so we have to go there on Sunday and try to win the game.”